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Civil Construction Layout and Gradesperson - Full Time / À Temps Plein

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Len Corcoran Excavating

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Industry Sector: General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers

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Len Corcoran Excavating (LCE), a second-generation family-operated business was founded in Kingston in 1962 by Len Corcoran. Len Corcoran Excavating continues to run along many of the same guiding principles infused in the company by its charismatic and innovative founder – be true to your word, take responsibility for the good and the bad, the more prepared you are, the more successful you will be. Those principles have been melded with a modern, people-centred, community-positive approach instilled in the firm and its employees by current owner/president Dan Corcoran. He and the entire LCE team understand that it’s not just about digging trenches and refurbishing infrastructure, but it’s also about dealing with property owners, business owners, municipal officials, and the general public. Ensuring excellent communication with all stakeholders, hitting all scheduling and budgetary targets, and providing superior quality work is at the heart of every Len Corcoran Excavating project.

Job Listing #7132

Civil Construction Layout and Gradesperson • Full Time / À Temps Plein

Date Posted: 07 Apr 2021

Application Deadline: 30 Apr 2021

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers

Hours Per Week: 40

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire 20-30

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

Job Title      Civil Construction Layout and Gradesperson

Reports to   Site Supervisor / Project Manager


About Us

Building on our history of residential work over the past 30 years, Len Corcoran Excavating (LCE) has grown to become a leader in underground infrastructure work for large commercial, industrial and institutional organizations in our community and surrounding area. LCE is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for all our employees. We strive to be a different kind of construction firm; one that believes in honest communication and providing the front-line employees with what they need in a timely manner to allow them to do their jobs to the utmost of their ability. Everyone who works at LCE shares in the challenges, successes and growth of the company and everyone’s voice is welcome.  LCE is committed to putting People before Profit.

Job Summary 

Under the direct supervision of the Site Supervisor / Project Manager, the candidate will work alongside construction crews to provide assistance with technical reviews, calculations and records management and will be responsible for topographical surveys, maintenance and use of GPS equipment, and general layout as required

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Read and interpret engineered drawings for the layout and elevation control of all civil earthworks and roadworks including but not limited to, road building, culvert installations, ditches and slopes, sanitary, storm, and watermain installation, maintenance structures
  • Verify graded surfaces using various survey equipment such as a site level, laser level, total stations
  • Perform as-builts of installed infrastructure, recording and maintaining project as-builts data
  • Preparing layout data
  • Performing quantity calculations and tracking of daily field quantities and survey records
  • Communicate effectively with Supervisors and Project Managers on a daily basis
  • Perform other related labour duties as required


  • Post-secondary education with a focus in a Civil Engineering Technology program
  • Ability to operate a site level / rotating laser is a must.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products (Excel and Word at intermediate level) Must have good communication skills
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as Blueprints, OPS documents, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Experience with AutoCAD and GIS software would be an asset
  • Knowledge of proper construction staking methods
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience with Trimble GPS/ Robotic Total Station would be an asset
  • Class ‘G’ driver’s licence
  • Flexibility to travel for work if required, (possibility of up to 85 km)

  Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  •  Work is performed outdoors.  Must be willing and able to work in inclement weather
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Required to stand for extended periods of time, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) on a regular basis, perform repetitive tasks
  • Physically capable of walking on uneven terrain, climbing slopes

Health and Safety

  •  Strong understanding and commitment to health and safety procedures and regulations
  • Knowledge of construction safety as outlined in the Occupational Health & Safety Act., Traffic Control and First Aid
  • Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment 


Our company is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you are an individual who requires accommodation due to disability, please email us at 

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